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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Scientists and Sci/Fi.

The Guardian has published lists of the top ten best science fiction movies and authors, as chosen by a selection of Britain's top scientists:
The Authors:

1 Isaac Asimov
2 John Wyndham
3 Fred Hoyle
4 Philip K Dick
5 HG Wells
6 Ursula K Le Guin
7 Arthur C Clarke
8 Ray Bradbury
9 Frank Herbert
10 Stanislaw Lem

The Films:

1 Blade Runner (1982) Dir: Ridley Scott
2 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
3 Star Wars (1977)/Empire Strikes Back (1980)
4 Alien (1979) Dir: Ridley Scott
5 Solaris (1972) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
6 Terminator (1984)/T2: Judgment day (1991) Dir: James Cameron
7 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Dir: Robert Wise
8 War of the Worlds (1953) Dir: Byron Haskin
9 The Matrix (1999) Dir: Andy & Larry Wachowski
10 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Dir: Steven Spielberg
I can only say that I have no real complaint with either list.

[Source: Guardian Unlimited]